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Seizures

Identifying Pure Sleep Epilepsy After a First-Ever Seizure From Sleep

Jul 13, 2022

After a first-ever seizure from sleep, most patients will have another seizure. Two-thirds will develop pure sleep epilepsy, which impacts driving eligibility. Pure sleep epilepsy is traditiona...

Safety of COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Dravet Syndrome

Jun 21, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination is safe in patients with Dravet syndrome, but vaccine hesitancy among caregivers has impacted vaccine uptake in this patient population. “Patients with neurological condi...

Clinical and imaging features of nonmotor onset seizure in poststroke epilepsy.

May 23, 2022

Motivated by the challenges raised by diagnosing poststroke epilepsy (PSE), especially in nonmotor onset seizure (non-MOS), we aimed to investigate features of non-MOS, including seizure sequences, pa...

[Controlling carbohydrate content in antiepileptic medications for children on a ketogenic diet].

May 16, 2022

patients who follow a ketogenic diet for the control of epileptic seizures must carry out a strict control of carbohydrates from the foods they eat and the medicines they are prescribed. In the initia...

Economic Benefits of Surgery Vs Medical Therapy in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

May 14, 2022

An analysis of real-world data shows that the long-term economic benefits of surgery for drug-resistant epilepsy outweigh the initial costs of the surgery when compared with medical therapy. ...

A Case of Possible Levetiracetam Induced Aseptic Meningitis vs Viral Meningitis.

May 02, 2022

Meningitis causes inflammation of the meninges and when bacteria are not the cause may be considered aseptic. Drug-induced aseptic meningitis (DIAM) can arise from the use of certain medications. The ...

Response of focal refractory status epilepticus to lacosamide in an infant.

May 02, 2022

Status epilepticus (SE) is a life-threatening medical emergency which is frequently encountered in the critical care setting and can be refractory to treatment. Refractory status epilepticus (RSE) is ...

Improving epilepsy control among children with cerebral palsy in rural Bangladesh: a prospective cohort-based study.

Apr 11, 2022

To define the prevalence and seizure subtypes among children with cerebral palsy (CP) in rural Bangladesh and explore barriers to optimum epilepsy control.Prospective cohort study.The study was conduc...

Kinesigenic dyskinesias after ENT surgery misdiagnosed as focal epilepsy.

Apr 04, 2022

We describe a man in his 30s who presented with paroxysmal right-sided dyskinesias of the arm and neck, misdiagnosed with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Two months earlier he had undergone surgery for...

Long-term seizure outcomes in patients with autoimmune encephalitis: A prospective observational registry study update.

Apr 04, 2022

To update and evaluate long-term seizure outcomes in patients with autoimmune encephalitis (AE) based on a large cohort study with long follow-up.In this prospective observational registry study, we a...

Surgical Presets of Ruptured Dermoid Cyst Resection: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Mar 28, 2022

Intracranial dermoid cyst is a benign expansive lesion typically affecting children and young adults. They become symptomatic by progressive enlargement of the cyst and spilling of its content. In suc...

Nutritional status and adherence to the mediterranean diet in children with epilepsy.

Mar 28, 2022

The objective of this study was to determine the nutritional status of children diagnosed with epilepsy and to evaluate adherence to the Mediterranean diet.This cross-sectional study was carried out w...

Nonepileptic attacks in patients with brain tumor-related epilepsy.

Mar 21, 2022

Epileptic seizures are well recognized as a presenting symptom in patients with brain tumors, however much less is known about coexisting nonepileptic attack disorder (NEAD) in this population. Establ...

Anticipatory anxiety of seizures is associated with ictal emotional distress and amygdala onset seizures.

Mar 14, 2022

Anxiety disorders are a frequent psychiatric condition in patients with epilepsy. Anticipatory Anxiety of Seizures (AAS) is described as a daily persistent fear, or excessive worry of having a seizure...

Neurology residents' education in functional seizures.

Mar 07, 2022

We report a survey of neurology residency program directors (PDs) and recent neurology residency graduates about the education provided during residency on functional seizures (FS), a subtype of funct...

Implementation of a New Clinical Testing Tool to Assess Patients During Ictal and Postictal Periods.

Mar 07, 2022

BACKGROUND: A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance of the cortical neurons in the brain, which can cause changes in behavior, movements, feelings, and consciousness. Clinical signs...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Neurological Patient: Scientific Principles and Applications.

Feb 28, 2022

Non-invasive brain stimulation has been increasingly recognized for its potential as an investigational, diagnostic and therapeutic tool across the clinical neurosciences. Transcranial magnetic stimul...

An evaluation of the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of parents regarding epilepsy.

Feb 28, 2022

Knowledge about epilepsy and attitudes toward people with epilepsy can influence measures taken to manage epilepsy and seizures. The support and understanding of parents of children with epilepsy are ...

Giant cholesterol granuloma of petrous apex.

Feb 21, 2022

Cholesterol granulomas are chronic inflammatory lesions located primarily in the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone. They are benign, tumor-like lesions, consisting of a cystic cavity fille...

Antiepileptic drug adherence in children in southern Ethiopia: A cross sectional study.

Feb 21, 2022

Epilepsy is one of the commonest chronic neurological disorders with serious health consequences. Treatment adherence is one of the determinants of seizure control. This study was designed to determin...